Graduate Student Orientation Scheduled for August 16 and 17 | Kent State University

Graduate Student Orientation Scheduled for August 16 and 17

Welcome to Kent State University!

Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) is held prior to the start of fall and spring semesters for all new graduate students. 

GSO provides an opportunity to learn about university resources and network with other new graduate students, along with representatives of KSU's faculty, staff, and administration. GSO will feature a series of presentations from different resource areas across campus, campus tours, and breakout sessions facilitated by the GSO teaching fellows related to topics on teaching, research, and graduate student life. 

Fall 2018 GSO will be held on Thursday, August 16 for all new graduate students from 10am-5pm and Friday, August 17 for all new teaching assistants from 10am-5pm in the Kent Student Center. All new graduate students are encouraged to attend day one and all new teaching assistants are required to attend both days. The GSO schedule is available now.

Registration for GSO is open now and students should have received an email inviting them to register.  Please check your email inbox to see if you received a message to register.  If not, you can also register on our website.

If you have specific questions regarding GSO, please contact Kyle Reynolds at or 330-672-1466.

Parking: Free parking during GSO is available in the “C- Campus Center” parking lot on Campus Center Dr., which is immediately before Summit St.  
Google Maps address to the parking lot:  1176 East Summit Street, Kent, Ohio, 44243 United States. 

Before you attend GSO, we recommend reviewing our Guide to Getting Started as a Graduate Student highlighting important things to know before starting classes and resources/services related to health and wellness, information services, graduate student services, and more.

We look forward to meeting you!

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